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Improving early grade literacy in coastal Kenya

With a new series of innovative approaches to early learning, TrustAfrica hopes to improve the basic educational experiences of young learners so that they have what they need to succeed in school.

Last modified on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 17:27

GHANA ALSO REQUIRES A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REVOLUTION
IN TERTIARY EDUCATION THAT ADDRESSES EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS

ACCRA (Xinhua) -- Ghana’s minister of education here on Wednesday called for a more sustainable funding mechanism for tertiary education that caters for research and the needs of financially distressed students.

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, while addressing a National Dialogue on Tertiary Education in Ghana, said the situation where the cost of education was skyrocketing uncontrollably was a matter of concern to the government and sponsors.

“We do not only require more diversified innovative means of financing tertiary education but we also require a financial management revolution in tertiary education that addresses efficiency and effectiveness,” she stated.

NATIONAL SUMMIT ON TERTIARY EDUCATION ENDS IN ACCRATertiary education is an inseparable component in the development of every nation state while research activities of universities provide a crucial support for national innovation and the development of new products and services, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, former Vice Chancellor, University of Education, Winneba, has stated. 

Prof. Anamuah-Mensah, who was delivering the key note address at the opening of the National Summit on Tertiary Education in Accra, last week, indicated that tertiary education was integral to the achievement of the national vision of a just, free and prosperous Ghana that supported economic development, productivity and broad-based social development. 

He said the prosperity of Ghana depended on the quality of education of its citizens, particularly the leadership, and that the vision of the nation could only be realized through a world class tertiary education system that was accessible, internationally competitive, efficient, diversified and enabling Ghana to be a productive knowledge-based economy.

However, he said, the current state of Ghana’s tertiary education system did not provide opportunity for developing entrepreneurial and innovative skills and the realization of such a vision.

Last modified on Monday, 14 November 2016 14:33
Governments Signal Continued Support for Court

The recent decisions by South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) are generating wide attention and speculation about a mass exodus from the court by African countries. But think it’s clear where Africa stands on the ICC? Think again. A growing number of African governments have spoken out over the past week against withdrawal:


Stella Ndirangu of ICJ Kenya EXPAND Stella Ndirangu of the Kenya section of International Commission of Jurists. © 2016 Human Rights Watch

Côte d’Ivoire’s president, Alassane Ouattara, said in a local radio interview on November 1 that his country does not intend to leave the ICC.

Nigeria gave a strong statement in support of the ICC to the United Nations General Assembly on October 31, affirming “Nigeria’s continuous commitment to support and cooperate with the court.”

Senegal, at the UN General Assembly on October 31, “invite[d] all States Parties to contribute all of the assistance and cooperation necessary for the court.”

Last modified on Thursday, 03 November 2016 16:07

Summit to chart course for tertiary education to be held next week

A three-day national summit would be held from Wednesday, November 2, to draft a National Vision and Plan for Tertiary Education.

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is organising the summit with the support of Trust Africa, Senegal.

Last modified on Thursday, 03 November 2016 17:42

Les victimes de la crise malienne ne bénéficieront pas du Fonds au Profit des victimes disponible à la CPI

Dans le cadre de la semaine des victimes qui se tient au Centre International de Conférence de Bamako (CICB) du 20 au 25 Juin 2016, la COMADDH et ses partenaires ont réuni les victimes de la crise malienne et les experts afin d’échanger sur le fonds au profit des victimes qui se trouve au niveau de la CPI.

Cette rencontre est organisée par la COMADDH dans le cadre de la commémoration de la journée mondiale des Nations Unies pour le soutien aux victimes. Plusieurs sujets relatifs aux droits des victimes de la crise malienne sont au menu. Parmi ces sujets, le fonds au profit des victimes.

La conférence sur les fonds au profit des victimes a pour objectif de cerner les différents fonds au profit des victimes. De façon spécifique, elle permettra, notamment aux victimes de connaitre l’existence de fonds au profit des victimes, de partager ses objets, les groupes cibles éligibles, les critères et conditions d’accès ainsi que les modalités de fonctionnement desdits fonds.

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